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Title: Georgia Tech Men's Basketball Programs and Guides
Identification: UP002
Date: 1949-2006 (bulk dates 1981-2005)
Size/Quantity: 5.0 linear feet (about 56 volumes, 4 archival document cases, 1 archival folder)
Language: This collection is written in English.
Creator: Georgia Institute of Technology. Archives and Records Management.
Repository: Archives & Records Management, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract:This collection brings together all of the published programs, media guides, prospectuses, and other printed material published by Georgia Tech on the men's basketball program at the Institute.
Note:The publications in this collection have been cataloged and assigned call numbers. The programs (magazines) in Series 1 are cataloged as GV885.43 .G43 G47x; the media guides (Series 2) have the number GV885.43 .G43 G46x; the prospectuses in Series 3 are cataloged as GV885.43 .G43 G45x. Series 4, yearbooks, have been assigned the number GV885.43 .G43 G471x; Series 5, NCAA Tournament guides, have the number GV885.43 .G43 G48x; and Series 6, Lethal Weapons book, has been cataloged as GV885.43 .G46 S75. Selected volumes from Series 1 through 5 may also be found in the Georgia Tech Library, but the Archives holds the most complete collection for all series.

Biographical/Historical Note

The first year that Georgia Tech fielded a men's basketball team was 1906. In the early years, teams were also formed for the 1909, 1913, and 1914 seasons, but it was not until 1920 that basketball teams began to be fielded on an annual basis. As of 2011, the basketball team has been ACC regular-season champions twice (in 1985 and 1996), ACC tournament champions three times (1985, 1990, and 1993), NCAA tournament participants sixteen times, and NIT participants seven times. When the team was a part of the SEC conference (1933-1964), they won one SEC championship (in 1938). The team’s all-time win-loss record as of 2011 was 1,252-1,105.

With the exception of 1906, the first four seasons of basketball were coached by John Heisman, the head football coach. Teams were not formed between 1910 and 1912, or between 1915 and 1919. After Heisman’s departure from Tech in 1919, William Alexander took over for the 1920 and 1922-1924 seasons. In 1922, when Georgia Tech entered the Southern Conference, the basketball team held an 11-6 record, their best to that date. After Harold Hansen served as coach for two seasons (1925 and 1926), Roy Mundorff took over. Mundorff continued for seventeen years (1927 through 1943), leading the team into the Southeastern Conference in 1933 and sending them to the SEC championship in 1938 with an 18-2 record for the season.

Dwight Keith took over the team in 1944 for three seasons, and Roy McArthur served as coach from 1947 through 1951. In 1952, John Hyder (known as “Whack”) began his twenty-two-season career as basketball coach, leading the team to the NCAA tournament in 1960 and to the NIT tournament in 1970 and 1971. Tech left the Southeastern Conference in 1965, during Hyder’s tenure.

After Hyder’s resignation in 1973, Dwane Morrison, who had been Hyder’s assistant before serving as head coach at Mercer University for three seasons, returned to Tech as head basketball coach. Morrison remained in this position for eleven seasons, from 1974 to 1981. During Morrison’s tenure, Tech entered the Metro Conference for a few years (1976-1978) before joining the Atlantic Coast Conference in 1980.

After a couple of unsuccessful seasons in 1980 and 1981, Georgia Tech hired Bobby Cremins as its basketball coach in 1981. Cremins, who had been a successful head coach at Appalachian State University, continued as head coach at Tech from 1982 to 2000, leading the team to four NIT tournaments; ten NCAA tournaments, including one Final Four in 1990; three ACC tournament championships; and two ACC regular-season championships in 1985 and 1996. Cremins himself received many honors while he was at Tech, including being named ACC Coach of the Year in 1984. Several years after his retirement from Tech in 2000, Georgia governor Sonny Perdue proclaimed March 8 as Bobby Cremins Day at a ceremony at Alexander Memorial Coliseum.

Paul Hewitt was hired to replace Cremins for the 2001 season. Hewitt remained at Tech until 2011. Under Hewitt, the Tech men's basketball team was selected for the NCAA tournament five times, including a Final Four appearance in which the team played in the championship game in 2004, and one appearance in the NIT tournament. Nevertheless, Hewitt’s last four seasons resulted in losing records, and the decision to replace him as coach was made in March 2011. Brian Gregory was hired as Georgia Tech’s thirteenth basketball coach in late March, and as of this writing (January 2012) he is in the midst of his first season.

Source: 2011-2012 Men's Basketball Information Guide.


Scope and Content Note

Series 1, Basketball Programs, includes most of the Georgia Tech men's basketball programs for Tech's home games, which were played either at the Omni in downtown Atlanta or the Alexander Memorial Coliseum on the Tech campus. Published in magazines that usually included two or more consecutive home games, the programs typically consist of team schedules; rosters and photographs of the Tech players and coaches, with biographical information; rosters of the opposing teams; schedules for other sports at Tech; lists of donors; scorecards; and feature articles on various Tech sports figures. The programs also often include schedules and photos of the Georgia Tech Lady Jackets basketball team; some from 1994 also include the programs from selected Lady Jackets games. Programs before the 1986 season are missing, with the exception of two programs from 1968. Some programs for home games are also missing from the bound volumes; notes on the missing programs are often bound into the volumes.

The media guides in Series 2 are the yearly informational brochures printed for the media. Each volume typically contains information on Georgia Tech and its administration, team rosters, biographical sketches of the coaches and players, schedules, lyrics to "The Ramblin' Wreck," basketball history at Tech, team records, and other information relevant to the media. Media guides are only available for two seasons from the late 1940s and early 1950s. The collection is more complete beginning with the 1981-1982 season, although there are missing guides for some seasons in the 1980s and 1990s.

The pre-season prospectuses in Series 3 contain information on the upcoming season, including rosters, biographies of key players, essays on projected strengths and weaknesses of the team, names and biographies of the coaches, descriptions and results of the previous season, history and statistics of previous seasons, and schedules for the season to come. Many issues include information on the Alexander-Tharpe Fund, which provides funding for student-athletes at Georgia Tech. Most also include biographical sketches of members of the Tech administration and a brief history of Georgia Tech. Within the date range of this series, prospectuses for two seasons, 1991-1992 and 1999-2000, are missing.

The yearbook publications (Series 4) are very similar to the prospectus publications in Series 3. Like the prospectuses, these yearbooks contain information on the upcoming season, rosters, biographies of key players, essays on projected strengths and weaknesses of the team, names and biographies of the coaches, descriptions and results of the previous season, history and statistics of previous seasons, and schedules for the season to come. The yearbooks also include information on the Alexander-Tharpe Fund.

Series 5 contains a few NCAA Tournament media guides produced by Georgia Tech. These provide a retrospective view of the Georgia Tech basketball team's participation in the tournament for each year. The guides typically include team rosters, articles and statistics on the previous season, photos and articles on the players, reproduced articles from the press on the Tech team, completed brackets from the NCAA Tournament, and a sketch of the history of Georgia Tech.

The final series, Series 6, contains a single book, Lethal Weapons: ACC Champions, NCAA Final Four by Thomas M. Stinson, published in 1990 by the Golden Coast Publishing Company in Savannah and the Georgia Tech Athletic Association. The book covers the 1989-1990 season of the Yellow Jackets, a highly successful season for the team. Sections on the history of Georgia Tech basketball, the 1989-1990 season and players, and coach Bobby Cremins form part of this book. This copy is signed by Bobby Cremins and the author.


Arrangement

The publications in this collection have been arranged into six series:

SERIES 1. Basketball programs (magazines)

SERIES 2. Media guides

SERIES 3. Prospectuses

SERIES 4. Yearbooks

SERIES 5. NCAA Tournament guides

SERIES 6. Lethal Weapons book


Index Terms

College sports--Georgia--Atlanta.
Cremins, Bobby, 1947-
Georgia Institute of Technology. Basketball.
Georgia Institute of Technology. History.
Georgia Institute of Technology. Periodicals.
Georgia Institute of Technology. Sports.
Georgia Tech Athletic Association.
Georgia Tech Athletic Association. Sports Information Office.
Georgia Tech Lady Jackets (Basketball team).
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (Basketball team).
Hewitt, Paul
Hyder, Whack
Morrison, Dwane
NCAA Basketball Tournament.
Souvenir programs.
Stinson, Thomas M.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Please cite [Item Title], Georgia Tech Men's Basketball Programs and Guides (UP002), Archives, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology.

Provenance

This is a collection that has been created by the Georgia Tech Archives from all the publications produced by Tech relating to men's basketball. The immediate provenance of the publications is unknown, although they were likely to have been deposited in the Library and Archives by the Georgia Tech Athletic Association's Sports Information Office and/or Communications and Marketing. Accession number 2012.005.

Processing Information

Christine de Catanzaro processed these records in January 2012.


Restrictions

Restrictions: Access

None.

Restrictions: Use

Permission to publish materials from this collection must be obtained from the Head of Archives and Special Collections.


Related Material

Archival materials at the Georgia Tech Archives relating to men's basketball include (not a comprehensive list):

    Vertical Files -- Basketball; Vertical Files -- Cremins, Bobby; Vertical Files -- Hewitt, Paul; and Georgia Tech Athletic Association Records (UA300).


Other Finding Aids

A print copy of this finding aid is available in the Georgia Tech Archives reading room.


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SERIES 1: Basketball programs (magazines) (GV885.43 .G43 G47x), 1968-2012 (bulk dates 1986-2001)

Arrangement

Listed chronologically. Most of the programs have been bound into a series of volumes.

Description

This series includes most of the Georgia Tech men's basketball programs for Tech's home games, which were played either at the Omni in downtown Atlanta or the Alexander Memorial Coliseum on the Tech campus. Published in magazines that usually included two or more consecutive home games, the programs typically consist of team schedules; rosters and photographs of the Tech players and coaches, with biographical information; rosters of the opposing teams; schedules for other sports at Tech; lists of donors; scorecards; and feature articles on various Tech sports figures. The programs also often include schedules and photos of the Georgia Tech Lady Jackets basketball team; some from 1994 also include the programs from selected Lady Jackets games. Programs before the 1986 season are missing, with the exception of two programs from 1968. Some programs for home games are also missing from the bound volumes; notes on the missing programs are often bound into the volumes. A full list of the included magazines appears below.

Box

1Programs (vs. Yale, Clemson), January-February 1968
1Programs (vs. Coastal Carolina and North Texas, Winthrop, N.C. State, Delaware State), November-December 1997
1Programs (vs. Florida State, Maryland and Georgia Southern; Clemson and North Carolina), January-February 1998
1Programs (vs. Mercer; Morehead State and Wofford), Novemeber-December 1999
1Programs (vs. Maryland and Florida State; Wake Forest and North Carolina; Florida A and M, Virginia, and Duke), January-February 2000
1Programs (vs. Wofford, Charleston Southern, and Davidson; Georgia, Morgan State, and Harvard), November-December 2000
1Programs (vs. Maryland and Virginia; NC State and Clemson; North Carolina and Wake Forest; Duke and Florida State, January-February 2001
1Programs (vs. Georgia and UNC Wilmington), December 2012

Volume

January-March 1987Georgia Tech Basketball Magazine (Library Does not have programs from November 12, 1986- January 20, 1987), January-March 1987
Magazine (vs. Virginia, Duke), January 22 and 29, 1987
Magazine (vs. Maryland, Georgia State), February 1 and 3, 1987
Magazine (vs. Wake Forest, N.C. State), February 7 and 14, 1987
Magazine (vs. North Carolina), March 1, 1987

Volume

December 1987- January 1988Georgia Tech Basketball Magazine (Library does not have programs from November 20, 1987, January 16-March 2, 1988), December 1987-January 1988
Magazine (vs. Jackson State, Augusta College), December 1 and 12, 1987
Magazine (vs. Louisiana State, Richmond), December 16 and 22, 1987
Magazine (vs. George Washington, Wake Forest, Georgia State), January 2, 10, and 12, 1988

Volume

November 1988-February 1989Georgia Tech Basketball Magazine (Library does not have November 13, 1988), November 1988-February 1989
Magazine (vs. UNC-Asheville, Coastal Carolina), November 25 and 28, 1988
Magazine (vs. Baptist, University of Georgia), December 10 and 17, 1988
Magazine (vs. East Carolina, Georgia State), January 4 and 10, 1989
Magazine (vs. Louisville, Alcorn State), January 15 and 18, 1989
Magazine (vs. Clemson, Duke), January 25 and February 2, 1989
Magazine (vs. Maryland, Wake Forest), February 4 and 11, 1989
Magazine (vs. N.C. State, Virginia), February 18 and 22, 1989

Volume

November 1989-March 1990Georgia Tech Basketball Magazine, November 1989-March 1990
Magazine (vs. The Soviet National Team), November 15, 1989
Magazine (vs. North Carolina A and T, Coastal Carolina), December 11 and 19, 1989
Magazine (vs. Marist, Duke), January 2 and 11, 1990
Magazine (vs. Marist, Duke), January 2 and 11, 1990
Magazine (vs. N.C. State, Temple), January 13 and 16, 1990
Magazine (vs. North Carolina, Wake Forest), February 1 and 7, 1990
Magazine (vs. Maryland, Virginia), February 13 and 22, 1990
Magazine (vs. Clemson), March 3, 1990

Volume

November 1990-February 1991Georgia Tech Basketball Magazine (Library does not have program for November 15, 1990), November 1990-February 1991
Magazine (vs. Augusta, Morgan State), November 24 and 27, 1990
Magazine (vs. Fordham, Georgia), December 8 and 19, 1990
Magazine (vs. Howard, Wake Forest), January 2 and 6, 1991
Magazine (vs. Duke, Maryland, N.C. State), January 30 and February 1 and 3, 1991
Magazine (vs. Louisville, North Carolina), February 24 and 28, 1991

Volume

December 1991-March 1992Georgia Tech Basketball Magazine, December 1991-March 1992
Magazine (vs. UT-Chattanooga, Georgia State), December 7 and 14, 1991
Magazine (vs. Mercer, St. Bonaventure), December 28 and 30, 1991
Magazine (vs. Richmond, Maryland), January 2 and 5, 1992
Magazine (vs. Virginia, Florida State), January 14 and 23, 1992
Magazine (vs. College of Charleston, North Carolina), January 28 and February 2, 1992
Magazine (vs. Duke, Wake Forest), February 12 and 27, 1992
Magazine (vs. N.C. State, Clemson), February 29 and March 8, 1992

Volume

December 1992-March 1993Georgia Tech Basketball Magazine, December 1992-March 1993

Volume

December 1992- March 1993Magazine (vs. Florida A and M, Georgia State), December 1 and 12, 1992
Magazine "Tech's Tour de France" (vs. Georgia), December 16, 1992
Magazine (vs. Youngstown State, V.M.I., Duke), December 29, 1992; January 2 and 9/10, 1993
Magazine (vs. Clemson, Maryland), February 4 and 6, 1993
Magazine (vs. Florida State), March 4, 1993

Volume

December 1993-February 1994Georgia Tech Basketball Magazine (Library does not have December 2-4, 1993, December 1993-February 1994
Magazine (vs. Mercer, Mount St. Mary's), December 11 and 20, 1993
Magazine (vs. Maryland, North Carolina), January 4 and 12, 1994
Magazine (vs. Duke, Wake Forest), February 8 and 19, 1994

Volume

November 1994-March 1995Georgia Tech Basketball Magazine, November 1994-March 1995
Magazine (vs. Florida A and M, Coastal Carolina; Lady Jackets vs. Furman; Western Carolina), November 26 and 28, December 1, 1994
Magazine (vs. East Carolina, Lafayette, Lady Jackets vs. Lafayette), December 3 and 10, 1994
Magazine (vs. Georgia, Furman), December 4 and 19, 1994
Magazine (vs. Duke, Wake Forest, UNC-Wilmington), January 7, 17, and 19, 1995
Magazine (vs. N.C. State, Clemson, Maryland), January 25, February 1 and 4, 1995
Magazine (vs. North Carolina, North Carolina A and T, Virginia; Lady Jackets vs. Mercer), February 12, 15, and 22, 1995
Magazine (vs. Florida State - Senior Night), March 2, 1995

Volume

November 1995-March 1996Georgia Tech Basketball Magazine, November 1995-March 1996
Magazine (vs. Campbell, Mount St. Mary's), November 27, December 18, 1995
Magazine (vs. Maryland), January 3, 1996
Magazine (vs. North Carolina, Western Carolina), January 10 and 13, 1996
Magazine (vs. Virginia), January 20, 1996
Magazine (vs. Wake Forest, N.C. State), February 17 and 25, 1996
Magazine (vs. Clemson - Senior Day), March 3, 1996

Volume

November 1996-March 1997Georgia Tech Basketball Magazine, November 1996-March 1997
Magazine (vs. Wofford, Morgan State, Radford), November 22, 26, and 29, 1996
Magazine (vs. Georgia), December 3, 1996
Magazine (vs. Florida State, N.C. State), January 15 and 25, 1997
Magazine (vs. Clemson), March 1, 1997

Volume

November 1998-March 1999Georgia Tech Basketball Magazine, November 1998-March 1999
Magazine (vs. Charleston Southern, The Citadel), November 16 and 20, 1998
Magazine (vs. Appalachian State, Georgia, Wofford), December 5, 13, and 16, 1998
Magazine (vs. North Carolina, Mount St. Mary's), December 22 and 30, 1998
Magazine (vs. Florida State, Wake Forest), January 9 and 16, 1999
Magazine (vs. Clemson, N.C. State, Duke), January 28, February 2 and 6, 1999
Magazine (vs. Maryland, Virginia), February 21 and 25, 1999
 

SERIES 2: Media guides (GV885.43 .G43 G46x), ca. 1949-ca. 2005 (bulk dates 1981-2005)

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically in a series of volumes, some of which are bound and some of which are housed in archival boxes.

Description

Series 2 contains the yearly informational brochures printed for the media. Each volume typically contains information on Georgia Tech and its administration, team rosters, biographical sketches of the coaches and players, schedules, lyrics to "The Ramblin' Wreck," basketball history at Tech, team records, and other information relevant to the media. Media guides are only available for two seasons from the late 1940s and early 1950s. The collection is more complete beginning with the 1981-1982 season, although there are missing guides for some seasons in the 1980s and 1990s.

Box

21949-1950 Basketball Facts for Press and Radio, 1949-1950
21950-1951 Basketball Facts for Press and Radio, 1950-1951

Volume

MG1981-1982Basketball Media Guide, 1981-1982

Volume

MG1982-1983Media Guide, 1982-1983

Volume

MG1983-1984Georgia Tech Basketball, 1983-1984

Volume

MG1984-1985Georgia Tech Basketball, 1984-1985

Volume

MG1985-1986Georgia Tech Basketball, 1985-1986

Volume

MG1986-1987Georgia Tech Basketball "Bru-u-u-ce" Media Guide, 1986-1987

Volume

MG1987-1989Georgia Tech Basketball, 1987-1989
MG1987-1988: Georgia Tech Basketball, 1987-1988
MG1988-1989: Georgia Tech "Home in the Dome", 1988-1989

Volume

MG1989-1990Media Guide, 1989-1990

Volume

MG1990-1991Media Guide, ca. 1990

Volume

MG1991-1992Georgia Tech Basketball, 1991-1992

Volume

MG1992-1993Media Guide, 1992-1993

Volume

MG1993-1994Georgia Tech Basketball, 1993-1994

Volume

MG1995-1996Basketball Media Guide, 1995-1996

Volume

MG1998-1999Media Guide, 1998-1999

Volume

MG2001-2002Georgia Tech Basketball, 2001-2002

Volume

MG2002-2003Georgia Tech Basketball: Building on Tradition (with Post-Season Media Guide supplement), 2002-2003
2Post-Season Media Guide, 2003

Volume

MG2003-2004Georgia Tech Basketball, 2003-2004
2Yellow Jacket Basketball, 2004-2005
2Media Guide, 2005-2006
 

SERIES 3: Prospectuses (GV885.43 .G43 G45x), 1987-2002

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically in a series of volumes, most of which are bound.

Description

These pre-season prospectuses contain information on the upcoming season, including rosters, biographies of key players, essays on projected strengths and weaknesses of the team, names and biographies of the coaches, descriptions and results of the previous season, history and statistics of previous seasons, and schedules for the season to come. Many issues include information on the Alexander-Tharpe Fund, which provides funding for student-athletes at Georgia Tech. Most also include biographical sketches of members of the Tech administration and a brief history of Georgia Tech. Within the date range of this series, prospectuses for two seasons, 1991-1992 and 1999-2000, are missing.

Box

3Georgia Tech Basketball Pre-Season Prospectus, 1987-1989
Pre-Season Prospectus "Tech's One-Two Punch", 1987-1988
Pre-Season Prospectus, 1988-1989
3Basketball Pre-Season Prospectus "Power on the Perimeter", 1989-1990

Volume

P1989-1990Basketball Pre-Season Prospectus "Power on the Perimeter" [copy 2], 1989-1990
3Basketball Pre-Season Prospectus, 1990-1991
3Basketball Pre-Season Prospectus, 1992-1993

Volume

P1992-1993Basketball Pre-Season Prospectus [copy 2], 1992-1993
3Basketball Pre-Season Prospectus, 1993-1994

Volume

P1993-1994Basketball Pre-Season Prospectus [copy 2], 1993-1994
3Pre-Season Prospectus "Looking for the Best in 1994-95", 1994-1995
3Pre-Season Basketball Prospectus, 1995-1996
3Basketball Preview, 1996-1997
3Pre-Season Prospectus - Georgia Tech Basketball, 1997-1998
3Pre-Season Prospectus - Georgia Tech Basketball, 1998-1999
3Prospectus, 2000-2001
3Prospectus, 2001-2002

Volume

P2001-2002Prospectus [copy 2], 2001-2002
3Pre-Season Prospectus, 2002-2003
 

SERIES 4: Yearbooks (GV885.43 .G43 G471x), 2001-2005

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically in a series of volumes.

Description

The yearbook publications are very similar to the prospectus publications in Series 3. Like the prospectuses, these yearbooks contain information on the upcoming season, rosters, biographies of key players, essays on projected strengths and weaknesses of the team, names and biographies of the coaches, descriptions and results of the previous season, history and statistics of previous seasons, and schedules for the season to come. The yearbooks also include information on the Alexander-Tharpe Fund.

Box

4Yearbook, 2001-2002
4Basketball Yearbook, 2003-2004
4Basketball Yearbook, 2004-2005
 

SERIES 5: NCAA Tournament guides (GV885.43 .G43 G48x), 1988-1993

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically in a series of volumes.

Description

The NCAA Tournament media guides provide a retrospective view of the Georgia Tech basketball team's participation in the tournament for each year. The guides typically include team rosters, articles and statistics on the previous season, photos and articles on the players, reproduced articles from the press on the Tech team, completed brackets from the NCAA Tournament, and a sketch of the history of Georgia Tech.

Volume

NCAA1988-1989NCAA Tournament media guides, 1988-1989
NCAA1988: NCAA Tournament Media Guide, 1988
NCAA1989: NCAA Tournament Media Guide, 1989

Volume

NCAA1990NCAA Tournament Media Guide, 1990

Volume

NCAA1993NCAA Media Guide, 1993
 

SERIES 6: Lethal Weapons book (GV885.43 .G46 S75), 1990

Description

This series contains a single book, Lethal Weapons: ACC Champions, NCAA Final Four by Thomas M. Stinson, published in 1990 by the Golden Coast Publishing Company in Savannah and the Georgia Tech Athletic Association. The book covers the 1989-1990 season of the Yellow Jackets, a highly successful season for the team. Sections on the history of Georgia Tech basketball, the 1989-1990 season and players, and coach Bobby Cremins form part of the book. This copy is signed by Bobby Cremins and the author.

Volume

S1990 Lethal Weapons: ACC Champions, NCAA Final Four - Thomas M. Stinson, 1990

Volume

S1990 Lethal Weapons: ACC Champions, NCAA Final Four - Thomas M. Stinson [copy 2], 1990